At The Hacker Exchange, our mission is to connect the next generation of Aussie entrepreneurs with the opportunities, passion, networks and resources that can only be found in the innovation capitals of the world.
Through immersive startup bootcamps, university exchange programs and strategic connections in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and beyond, our participants emerge as a generation of leaders ready to build businesses that change the world.
Our philosophy? To inspire action, pay it forward and never stop learning.
Student Innovation Program
Designed for undergrad or post-grad tertiary student with an insatiable curiosity and an entrepreneurial drive to turn your business idea into reality.
Join us for two inspiring weeks in Silicon Valley, where you’ll learn from world-class thought leaders, founders and mentors, attend meet-ups, and get VIP access to some of the freshest businesses & co-working spaces in the Valley. Academic credit may apply.
If you’re a pre-seed startup with the drive to scale beyond Australia OR a future-thinking professional, pushing the boundaries of corporate innovation – then join us for an epic 7-day program in Silicon Valley, where you’ll network with founders, innovators and rule breakers, sharpen your skills and mindset, meet investors, tour leading tech companies, and polish your vision & pitch.
Through our partnerships with recruiters and high-growth startups in Silicon Valley, The Hacker Exchange provides employment opportunities to the most talented and promising university students.
Learn the culture and attitude from the most elite players in the world. Learn international best practices and take on a global mindset. Come back home and become the future change makers and leaders of Australia.
Business, Marketing, Product Development Leader MIT Sloan School of Management, Google, Apple
SILICON VALLEY EMISSARY AT GLOBAL CORPORATE VENTURING MIT VENTURE MENTOR, THE THIEL FOUNDATION
world class destinations
total inspired minds
amazing female enrolments
It was an exciting yet challenging experience, and it’s a great step to take in figuring out what you want to do next in life.
Massive thanks for the HEX trip! The skills and people you connected me to from HEX made my year so much more rewarding and more successful then I thought possible. What you have created is truly special and valuable.
You aren’t just visiting the place, you are really immersing yourself into it. It’s first-hand, practical experience – something that you wouldn’t learn in the classroom!
This is an extremely rare opportunity to come out to San Francisco to network and learn about start ups. The learning experience itself plus the friends you make – it’s invaluable.
The exchange was truly life changing! One of the best things I ever did!
I would rate it a 10/10, there is nothing I have done that I can even begin to compare it to. There are other accelerators, but at HEX they gave us the opportunity to explore our own business ideas and also see how other companies worked.